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Anthropometrics and Ergonomic Evals
Anthropometry is how the ergonomist takes the measure of a man or woman. It is the way that limbs and joints are measured so that a consistent picture of the population is developed. Ergonomists use these measurement in designing or choosing equipment, in designing controls, and in selecting tools

Argument Against Prolonged Standing
Standing has some benefits, but it also has some physical drawbacks. Even in a job where standing makes the task easier, there are some other things that need to be considered in designing the job.

Avoiding Eye Strain
We use our eyes everyday for as many hours as we are awake. They CAN get over-worked. Here are a few tips to help.

Beginnings for New Parents
Parenting for the first time involves many new experiences- emotions you haven't felt before, responsibilities that are overwhelming, and there are new physical demands.

Breathing as a Muscular Activity
Breathing is an activity everone does. Most people take it for granted, but breathing is a complex action involving coordinated action by many muscle groups. This article takes you through identifying those groups and introduces some beginning techniques for improving your breath.

Breathing for Posture and Focus
Complete breathing is recognized by masters of Yoga, Stress control, Martial Artists and Pilates instructors as one of the primary approaches to building strength, focus, and postural awareness. These three items are primary compenents in developing good ergonomics.

Carpal Tunnel, Paresthesia and Pregnancy
The news of a pregnancy generally a time for celebration. The new life is anticipated over the next 9 months as the parents prepare their lives and their homes for the new arrival. With her body under unaccustomed stresses, the mother-to-be may have unexpected problems wtih Carpal Tunnel.

Categories of Ergonomic Injury
This is a glossary of ergonomic Injury Categories. These general terms help in understading basic ideas about the way these injuries occur and how they relate to one another.

Chairs - Adjusting Your Seat Pan
Modern office chairs are generally fairly good as long as you are not among the 10% smallest or biggest size range in any body demension, and as long as you have no special physical needs. Most chairs have individual adjustments for any chair demension. This article focuses on the seat pan.

Changing the Work Environment
Making changes, even small changes is difficult. I recently read a web posting from a person who was very unhappy with a chair purchase. A very expensive, very reputable chair was creating some body aches. This article deals with how to identify an adjustment period as opposed to a problem.

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